The first table below looks at the demand for 4G skills in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited 4G over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the South West region.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
4G
Rank 139 206 203
Rank change year-on-year
+67 -3
Permanent jobs citing 4G 85 18 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.46% 0.34% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.51% 1.74% 1.52%
Number of salaries quoted 9 18 11
Average salary £27,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-42.10% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £17,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,600 £67,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,750 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-18.42% +5.55%
Communications & Networking Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
999 1032 987
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 17.21% 19.23% 17.44%
Number of salaries quoted 778 871 824
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £27,127 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
4G
England

4G
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing 4G across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

4G Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

4G
Salary Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing 4G across the South West region.

4G Salary Trend in the South West

4G
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing 4G across the South West region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

4G Salary Histogram in the South West

4G
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing 4G within the South West region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Vacancies
Bristol - 72 £52,250 - 11
Wiltshire -11 13 £27,500 -45.00% 2
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4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT jobs across the South West region citing 4G also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited 4G.

1 108 (61.36%) Telecoms
2 61 (34.66%) LTE
3 46 (26.14%) SIGTRAN
4 33 (18.75%) Finance
4 33 (18.75%) Project Management
5 32 (18.18%) Radio Access Network
6 30 (17.05%) Erlang
7 29 (16.48%) Network Architecture
8 28 (15.91%) UNIX
9 26 (14.77%) Network Design
10 25 (14.20%) LDAP
10 25 (14.20%) Ericsson
10 25 (14.20%) TCP/IP
10 25 (14.20%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 25 (14.20%) Supplier Management
11 21 (11.93%) Linux
11 21 (11.93%) SS7
12 16 (9.09%) GSM
13 15 (8.52%) SAN
13 15 (8.52%) TCAP
13 15 (8.52%) INAP
14 14 (7.95%) 2G
14 14 (7.95%) UTRAN
14 14 (7.95%) UMTS
15 13 (7.39%) Windows
15 13 (7.39%) C++
15 13 (7.39%) 3GPP
16 12 (6.82%) Software Engineering
16 12 (6.82%) VPN
16 12 (6.82%) C

4G
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT jobs across the South West region citing 4G also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited 4G. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (3.98%) SAS
2 4 (2.27%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 61 (34.66%) LTE
2 46 (26.14%) SIGTRAN
3 32 (18.18%) Radio Access Network
4 25 (14.20%) LDAP
4 25 (14.20%) TCP/IP
5 21 (11.93%) SS7
6 16 (9.09%) GSM
7 15 (8.52%) SAN
7 15 (8.52%) TCAP
7 15 (8.52%) INAP
8 14 (7.95%) UTRAN
8 14 (7.95%) 2G
8 14 (7.95%) UMTS
9 13 (7.39%) 3GPP
10 12 (6.82%) LAN
10 12 (6.82%) VPN
11 11 (6.25%) 3G
11 11 (6.25%) MPLS
12 10 (5.68%) Wireless
12 10 (5.68%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.27%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (5.68%) Subversion
1 10 (5.68%) JIRA
2 4 (2.27%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.70%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.70%) Eclipse
4 2 (1.14%) CppUnit
4 2 (1.14%) Valgrind
General
1 108 (61.36%) Telecoms
2 33 (18.75%) Finance
3 9 (5.11%) Multimedia
4 8 (4.55%) Marketing
4 8 (4.55%) Retail
5 4 (2.27%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.14%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 69 (39.20%) Designer
2 30 (17.05%) Senior Designer
3 17 (9.66%) Network Designer
4 16 (9.09%) Network Planner
5 15 (8.52%) Analyst
6 13 (7.39%) Support Engineer
6 13 (7.39%) Senior Support Engineer
7 11 (6.25%) Developer
7 11 (6.25%) Consultant
7 11 (6.25%) Architect
8 9 (5.11%) Systems Designer
8 9 (5.11%) Security Consultant
8 9 (5.11%) Solutions Designer
8 9 (5.11%) Solutions Consultant
9 8 (4.55%) Senior Manager
9 8 (4.55%) Business Analyst
10 7 (3.98%) Software Engineer
10 7 (3.98%) Data Analyst
10 7 (3.98%) Data Integrity Analyst
11 6 (3.41%) Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.98%) POSIX
2 4 (2.27%) WebRTC
2 4 (2.27%) HTML
2 4 (2.27%) J2EE
2 4 (2.27%) CSS
2 4 (2.27%) JSP
2 4 (2.27%) XML
2 4 (2.27%) XSL
2 4 (2.27%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.11%) Cryptography
1 9 (5.11%) Embedded Systems
2 8 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 7 (3.98%) Reference Data
4 4 (2.27%) Device Driver
4 4 (2.27%) IVR
4 4 (2.27%) PKI
5 2 (1.14%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.57%) Handset
6 1 (0.57%) PDA
6 1 (0.57%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 28 (15.91%) UNIX
2 21 (11.93%) Linux
3 13 (7.39%) Windows
4 9 (5.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (5.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (3.41%) Solaris
6 4 (2.27%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (18.75%) Project Management
2 29 (16.48%) Network Architecture
3 26 (14.77%) Network Design
4 25 (14.20%) Supplier Management
5 12 (6.82%) Software Engineering
6 11 (6.25%) B2B
7 10 (5.68%) Service Management
8 9 (5.11%) Information Security
8 9 (5.11%) Infrastructure Management
9 8 (4.55%) UML
9 8 (4.55%) Requirements Analysis
9 8 (4.55%) Load Balancing
9 8 (4.55%) Use Case
9 8 (4.55%) Information Management
10 7 (3.98%) Analytics
10 7 (3.98%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (2.84%) ITIL
12 4 (2.27%) PRINCE2
12 4 (2.27%) RAD
12 4 (2.27%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 30 (17.05%) Erlang
2 13 (7.39%) C++
3 12 (6.82%) C
3 12 (6.82%) Python
4 8 (4.55%) Perl
5 7 (3.98%) Java
6 4 (2.27%) PHP
6 4 (2.27%) SQL
7 2 (1.14%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.14%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (5.11%) MCSE
1 9 (5.11%) MCSA
1 9 (5.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (4.55%) Degree
3 2 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.57%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (0.57%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.11%) SLA
1 9 (5.11%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (5.11%) Active Directory
1 9 (5.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (5.11%) WSUS
2 3 (1.70%) Cacti
2 3 (1.70%) Netcool
Vendors
1 25 (14.20%) Ericsson
1 25 (14.20%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 9 (5.11%) VMware
2 9 (5.11%) Citrix
3 6 (3.41%) CA
3 6 (3.41%) Cisco
4 4 (2.27%) Broadcom
4 4 (2.27%) Oracle
4 4 (2.27%) SAP
5 3 (1.70%) NetScout
6 2 (1.14%) Perforce
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